Virgin to fly Melbourne-Cairns

Virgin Blue airline will commence a non-stop direct service between Melbourne and Cairns on May 3.

The airline's David Huttner says that the new service is being established in response to strong forward bookings on current connecting flights between the two cities. The flights will operate on all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A special one-way fare of $199 is available until midnight on March 7th. Normal Melbourne-Cairns fares will start from $229 one way, with Virgin Blue's Fully Flexible fare priced at $499.

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